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The Vegetable Garden in August

Overview:

Like last month, keep on the top of the Weeds with regular hoeing.

Water and top dress the vegetable beds with a general Fertiliser as necessary.

Consider sowing Green manure crops in areas where previous crops have been harvested.

 

Week 31 - 29th Jul. to 4th Aug.

Keep Courgettes and Marrows well watered and fed.

Plant out Spring cabbage.

Spray autumn cropping Cabbage and Calabrese if necessary.

If ready, lift Spring Onions as required.

If not done previously, sow a few Parsley seeds in pots to be grown for use in the kitchen during the winter.

Prepare beds after harvesting a previous crop and sow some quick growing salad crops.

 

Week 32 - 5th Aug. to 11th Aug.

Give Jerusalem Artichoke plants a good soaking and apply a Liquid feed.

Feed Onions.

Lift Japanese Onions sown the previous year.

Consider planting some Potatoes for harvesting around Christmas.

 

Week 33 - 12th Aug. to 18th Aug.

Plant out Broccoli.

Check Sweet Corn plants regularly and harvest the cobs as they ripen.

Remove growing tip from outdoor Tomatoes.

 

Week 34 - 19th Aug. to 25th Aug.

Sow some hardy Corn salad (Lamb's lettuce)and Cress if required.

Feed autumn cropping Brassicas.

 

Week 35 - 26th Aug. to 1st Sept.

Make a late sowing of hardy maincrop Turnip.

Protect Cauliflower curds.

Plant out Thyme.

Continue cutting heads of Calabrese to encourage secondary heads (spears).

 




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